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Maternity and Paternity

All expectant mothers are entitled to 52 weeks’ statutory maternity leave (SML), which is split into ordinary maternity leave (OML) and additional maternity leave (AML). Employees have to follow notification rules and might also be entitled to statutory maternity pay (SMP), depending on their length of service and average earnings by the 15th week before the expected week of childbirth (EWC), which is referred to as the qualifying week. All expectant mothers are entitled to paid time off for antenatal care, which can include relaxation classes, parentcraft classes, etc., as well as antenatal medical appointments.

In addition, depending on their length of service and earnings, the partner of an expectant mother who expects to have responsibility for the upbringing of the child could be entitled to statutory paternity leave (SPL) and to statutory paternity pay (SPP).

Similar rules apply in the case of an adoptive parent (statutory adoption leave and statutory adoption pay) and their partner could be entitled to statutory paternity leave (adoption) and statutory paternity pay (adoption).

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